Veterans Day at U.S.VETS – Phoenix
On Veterans Day, Senator John McCain, Mayor Greg Stanton, Stephen Peck, amongst many other key figures in the plight to end veteran homelessness, got together to make an important announcement – that the city of Phoenix was on track to end chronic homelessness amongst veterans by February 14, 2014.
U.S.VETS has assisted the City of Phoenix, Project H3 Vets, and many other organizations in providing outreach, housing, and supportive services to chronically homeless veterans, and recently participated in a homeless count that identified 56 remaining street dwelling veterans that were chronically homeless. Mayor Stanton proclaimed that November was “Bring them Home” month in an effort to house the remaining chronically homeless. Senator McCain spoke of the high regard he had for veterans, and talked about his experiences, as well as his son’s experiences in the Marine Corps. He commended the City of Phoenix for its work in “eradicating veteran homelessness in Phoenix”. Senator McCain thanked all the veterans in attendance for their service, and commended organizations like U.S.VETS for their efforts in ending veteran homelessness.